The landmark Food Security Bill, that gives legal right to cheaper foodgrains to 63.5 per cent of the country's population, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

In the second term of the United Progressive Alliance, the Food Ministry has been totally consumed with the drafting of the Bill which has been routed through the National Advisory Council, the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and the Empowered Group of Ministers on Food.

The Government will introduce in the Lok Sabha on Thursday the National Food Security Bill which seeks to give legal rights to subsidised foodgrains to identified beneficiaries under the public dis

Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas present this ninth report on "Challenges of Under-recoveries of Petroleum Products". The term "under-recovery" has been used by the Government for "losses" experienced by the public sector oil marketing companies due to incomplete cost recovery on selling of petroleum product in the market.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday expressed her “strong opposition” to the draft Food Security Bill, 2011 and urged the Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from the purview of the Bill.

New Delhi The Centre has released R45,125 crore towards food subsidy until December 15, in line with its budgeted subsidy of R60,572 crore for the current fiscal through March 2012.

India’s food subsidy bill rose to R62,929,56 crore in 2010-11 from R58,242.45 crore the year before, food and public distribution minister K V Thomas said in Parliament on Monday, a day after the Cabinet cleared the food security bill that proposes to widen the government's subsidised grain sales to feed the poor

Read text of the National Food Security Bill cleared by the Union Cabinet to provide for food and nutritional security by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices.

– India's federal cabinet Sunday approved a draft law on food security aimed at providing low-priced staples -- mainly rice and wheat -- to roughly two-thirds of the country's 1.2 billion people.

The Union Cabinet tonight cleared the much-awaited draft food security Bill, brightening the prospect of providing legal entitlement of food to three-fourth of the country’s rural population and half its urban dwellers.

Food minister K V Thomas said a meeting of the cabinet that cleared the Bill also decided to introduce it in the current session of Parliament.

The controversial targeted National Food Security Bill, which got the nod of the Union Cabinet on Sunday, is a pet project of United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi.